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Skills-Based Leadership: The First-Line Supervisor: Part 1

Summary: Leadership is not a rare, charismatic or inherent talent. Rather, it can be learned, observed and measured. In particular, supervisors would benefit from being better leaders because employees often view them as the company and, therefore, adopt their immediate supervisor’s attitude toward safety—either positive or negative. Five core leadership skills can help most supervisors become more effective. Part 1 of this two-part article examine the first two skills: 1) giving positive recognition; and 2) building teams.


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